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20 Years Ago: Neil Young’s Stirring Run of ’90s Successes Ends With ‘Broken Arrow’

Unmoored creatively by the death of his long-time producer, Neil Young's '90s-era career resurgence suddenly came apart.

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20 Years Ago: Kiss Play Their First Reunion Show

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss remember the band's first reunion show.

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30 Years Ago: David Bowie Plays the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

If you're making a movie that needs a Goblin King, who better to call than the Thin White Duke?

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35 Years Ago: Motorhead Get Live on ‘No Sleep ’til Hammersmith’

Motorhead's live album, 'No Sleep 'til Hammersmith,' reached No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.

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28 Years Ago: Pantera Release ‘Power Metal’

In 1988, Pantera released their first disc with Philip Anselmo, an album called 'Power Metal.'

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30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’

An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.

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Guns N’ Roses Members Talk Favorite GNR Songs, Concert Warm-Up Rituals

Guns N' Roses are ready to get back on the road with their Not in This Lifetime Tour, and they've shared a series of behind-the-scenes videos to help fans gear up for the shows.

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35 Years Ago: Mark David Chapman Pleads Guilty to Murdering John Lennon

Six months after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman entered a guilty plea in a New York courtroom.

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35 Years Ago: Stars on 45 Hit No. 1 With ‘Stars on 45 Medley’

A Dutch act rode a medley of Beatles songs to a disco beat to the top of the chart.

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31 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’

After being fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.

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Tom Petty Wrote ‘Free Fallin” to ‘Amuse’ Jeff Lynne

The chord progression Tom Petty came up with for "Free Fallin'" is simple enough that pretty much anyone can play it.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Marries Patti Scialfa

On June 8, 1991, Bruce Springsteen married E Street Band member and bona fide Jersey girl Patti Scialfa in the garden of their shared Beverly Hills mansion.

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